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FMDQ OTC, Access Bank, Others Support Capacity Building for Journalists

Posted: Nov 24, 2015 at 5:15 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The efforts of  Capital Market Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CAMCAN) to improve on the capacity of its members has received a boost from some market stakeholder companies, which are supporting the   2015 annual workshop of the association. They include: FMDQ OTC, Access Bank Plc, Oando Plc, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), United Bank for Africa Plc, Forte Oil Plc, Sterling Bank Plc, Skye Bank Plc, United Capital Plc, Nigerian Breweries Plc, NASD Plc among others.
The annual workshop serves as an avenue for journalists covering the nation’s capital markets to sharpen their professional skills. And the 2015 National Workshop is slated to hold on Saturday November 28 and Sunday November 29 in Lagos with theme: “Effective Reporting of Changes in the Nigerian Capital Market.”
According to CAMCAN, the nation’s capital market  has witnessed some new developments in the past two years since  two new  over-the counter(OTC) platforms- FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange   and   NASD Plc commenced operations.
“These two platforms have brought some dynamism into the market and it is instructive for members of CAMCAN to understand their operations better in order to educate the wider reading public. By so doing, the market is being developed and made more attractive to investors,” the association said.
CAMCAN disclosed that the Managing Director of  FMDQ OTC, Mr. Bola Onadele.Koko and MD of NASD Plc, Mr. Bola Ajomale would  be the guest speakers, who would talk about  their respective organisations,  the many benefits they have brought to the market and investors among others.
To assist in giving perspectives to their presentations  would be  distinguished market operators and stakeholders. They include: Chairman, Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria, Mr. Victor Ogiemwonyi, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Nominees, Mr. Akeem Oyewale, MD, Proshare Nigeria, Mr. Femi Awoyemi.
Apart from these gentle,  CAMCAN members will also be exposed to the experiences of some journalists, who have evolved into entrepreneurs,   publishing their online news media.
The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr. Mounir Gwarzo will declare the workshop open, while the CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar Onyema, will present be the guest of honour.
Considering the importance of training journalists  the theme of  the workshop, corporate organisations  are throwing their behind the CAMCAN workshop. They include, FMDQ OTC, Access Bank Plc, Oando Plc, SEC, NSE, United Bank for Africa Plc, Forte Oil Plc, Sterling Bank Plc,  Skye Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, United Capital Plc.